Haleema was in a poor condition and needed rest.The pains her body went through were excrutiating.But as soon as she found out about her baby,she began crying.She cried even harder when she heard her mother in-law screaming outside the operation theater.She heard her say,''Divorce her now!''
How uncanny it was.A beautiful smile normally spreads across a new mother's face when she sees her baby! Her bundle of joy! She thinks ''Finally,your here in my arms.'' and feels she's the happiest human being! But here the case was opposite! Her mother in-laws harsh words dragged Haleema in an abyss of sorrow.She was worried about her fate.She was young, powerless and weak.She couldn't do anything!
A few minutes later,the door's burst open! Naeem and his mother stormed in! She was red with fury and yelled at the top of her voice,
'' You have dishonoured our family and inflicted shame upon us! Look what you have given birth to! You are no more a part of our clan!''
Then she turned to Naeem who stood silently,'' If you don't divorce her,then forget me!''
Haleema was helpless! She wanted to reply but the doctors barged into the room and took her husband and mother in-law away.
''I know my fate.Neither me nor my child will be accepted if i take it home,even my own family will refuse to take care of the child''.Haleema thought to herself.Tears welled up in her eyes and she decided to do something about her newborn.
She looked at her infant who was sleeping peacefully in the crib.She was lucky no nurse or midwife was around as they went to calm Haleema's mother in-law.She carefully picked her baby up and secretly left the door and approached a lift which took her down.Through the exit she ventured outside!
The bus stop was just a few steps away from the hospital! In her poor health,Haleema tried best not to attract any attention.She gave her baby a tight hug and a kiss on its soft, pink cheek.Haleema made sure nobody was around when she put her baby down in the corner.She saw some ladies in the distance and decided to leave immediately.Her heart was aching,her eyes were teary and her body was shaking as she walked back.She wanted to look back,run back to her child and cling it to her self......But it was not possible now.She was going to live her entire life with a guilty conscience..She returned to the hospital, hoping and praying that her child would forgive its sinful mother one day.The child who was betrayed minutes after its birth...Betrayed by none but the one who gave birth to it.....